If you’re good at something, don’t change it. That seems to be the motto for many people in this day and age. But is that really true? Should you just stay with what you know best, or should you branch out and try new things? There are pros and cons to both sides of the argument. Some people argue that if you have a talent for one thing, then stick with it because there’s no point in wasting your time trying other things when all they will do is detract from your natural skillset. Others say that by doing so, someone could miss out on opportunities that would be perfect for them because they didn’t try anything else first before getting stuck into their specialty too early on. In many cases, it’s best to go with your gut instinct on this one. If you feel like you have a talent for something and want to continue exploring that field of expertise then keep going; if not, try out new things until you find what you’re looking for.
Just make sure to keep exploring and don’t settle because the chances are that you won’t find what you’re looking for if you never give anything else a chance in the first place. There’s no such thing as perfection – nobody can be good at everything so it just makes sense to try things out before deciding on which direction is best suited to your strengths.
Summary: If You’re Good At Something, Don’t Change It!
There’s no such thing as perfection – nobody can be good at everything so it just makes sense to try things out before deciding on which direction is best suited to your strengths. To be successful, we need to play to our strengths. What do you love? What can you do well without even trying? If not for the fact that it is impossible to find a job in this economy where all of these forces converge on us and make change feel necessary, I would never advise someone who loves what they’re doing now – whether or not their current work fulfills them financially – to give up this thing they have found success with just because something new might potentially pay more money or carry prestige. We may live in a world obsessed with progress but most people don’t want to get better at something unless it’s already what they’re best at! This makes complete sense when you think about it and I think this is an important thing to keep in mind when reading other articles, books or blogs on how you can “get ahead”.
When people tell me they’ve been laid off from their job, the first piece of advice I always give them is that it’s not time for a new career just yet. It may be tough to hear but many people who have lost work are actually being more successful than ever before because now they’re taking the opportunity to do what really fulfills them. They’re empowered by the freedom that comes with unemployment so they do things like: volunteer at homeless shelters every week; commit themselves full-time to writing lyrics for up-and-coming artists; start teaching guitar lessons three times a week to make some extra cash; and start their own home-based catering business.
And while you may be good at something, it doesn’t mean that you need to hang on for your dear life!
It’s not time to jump ship just yet because even if what you’re doing is well-paying or prestigious (or both), there could always come a point where the job becomes too much of an emotional drain and/or forces you into making choices that are against your personal values. That can lead down a slippery slope of feeling unfulfilled as day in day out brings up new challenges with no relief in sight. Sound familiar?
If this sounds like it might be happening to one of your friends then encourage them by telling them you don’t think they should change who they are. You might be surprised by how much that little encouragement goes a long way to help someone find the strength and motivation to keep going on their current path!
The truth is, all of us will have days where we feel like giving up because it’s too hard.
But if you’re good at something – anything from your favorite hobby or sport to taking care of others in need – then there’s no reason for you to quit just yet. Keep doing what you love until the day comes when you know deep down inside that it’s time to let go with grace and happily wave goodbye as your past moves forward without you. It may not sound glamorous but working hard can really pay off. It’s an old adage but it is true nonetheless. And if you’re someone who has a mindset that change is good, then don’t stop to think about what might happen when you decide to go for it! The truth of the matter is, people are always going to want their favorite things from you – your talent and inspiration. So why not give them more? You never know how much better off you’ll be in the end by putting yourself out there with everything on the line. No one said success would be easy or without hard work. But most importantly, no one said it would come overnight either! If you need help breaking down those negative thoughts into something positive, check this list: